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‘The Devil’s Tombstone’ by Carolyn J. Rose

“Cold cases?” I shoved the stack of bulging file folders across Sheriff Clement North’s rumpled desk calendar. “If this is your idea of an early April Fools’ Day joke, it’s all irony and no humor. I can’t even handle fresh cases.”

“I admit you thrash around a bit, Dan.” North scratched a bristly eyebrow with his thumbnail. “And you take a few dead-end roads. But you get where you need to be.”

“I get to where someone has to step in and save my sorry ass.” I gave the files another shove. “And when I’m done, people don’t go to trial, they go to their graves.”

“Some might find fault with that form of justice, son. Others might say you’re due a medal for saving on prosecution costs.” North scratched the other eyebrow. “Appeals can go on for years. Never mind how cut-and-dried those two cases were.”

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It seems as though Dan might be developing a complex, or having pangs of conscience. Either way, it doesn’t sound good for the perpetrators of this lengthy list of cold cases, who think they have got away with their crimes!

The Devil’s Tombstone, is the final part of the Catskill Mountains Mysteries, although author Carolyn J. Rose, always strives to make each story a stand alone experience for the reader.

If you want to catch up with the story to date …

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